The IDD Council seeks to bring inclusion and awareness of IDD through community events and education.

Bringing INCLUSION, AWARENESS and EDUCATION to Tarrant County

On Behalf of The IDD Council Board of Directors and Staff:


The IDD Council of Tarrant County promotes and advocates for an inclusive community where people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) thrive and are honored as fully gifted and indispensable. Often marginalized, we stand with people with IDD and their families, seeking to promote a culture where wellness and fullness of life are expectations for all. As our nation and our community are crying out against racism and violence, we also stand with those who are grieving and suffering due to racism. We hear you; we see you; we support you. We stand with all who have been marginalized due to race, appearance, or prejudgment of ability.  We hear you; we see you; we support you. 


The IDD Council of Tarrant County affirms that every human life is sacred, and we are open to curiosity, humility, conversation, and engagement, as we find a way towards peace and healing.  We thank those first responders who have partnered with us to promote inclusion and acceptance–we will continue to work toward universal adoption of these practices. We invite you to join us.


We encourage you to talk about issues of injustice and racism with your children and with your loved ones with IDD, to help them understand what is happening in our community and county. We offer some resources below:


  • Niagara Falls Underground Railroad created an animated version of the storybook: Something Happened in our Town by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard. It is a children's story about racial injustice. 



  • Social Stories:



IDD Council Board of Directors and Executive Director

The IDD Council of Tarrant County is dedicated to transforming the region into an inclusive community where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) thrive. You can help by providing input on these two questions:


Join us at our monthly networking and educational meetings and upcoming special events.


Learn more about the IDD Council, how to become a member and make a tax-deductible donation.

Founding Premier Partners:

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Welcome this month's
New / Renewed Members!

Individual and Family Members:

  • Tamesha Sowell

Organizational Sponsors:

  • Cook Children's Hospital


Join and support the IDD Council.

The IDD Council of Tarrant County is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation

1300 Circle Drive,  Fort Worth, TX  76119

817 - 569 - 4852

Copyright 2017 by IDD Council of Tarrant County. All Rights Reserved.

If you appreciate the importance of what we are doing to make Tarrant County more inclusive, please make a tax-deductible donation and ask your employer to match the donation.

The IDD Council is proud to announce we are recipients of the BRONZE LEVEL recognition with GUIDESTAR, Charity Review.